Vacation Relaxation: Best Spas In DFW

March 22, 2014 8:00 AM

(Photo credit: PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: PASCAL PAVANI/AFP/Getty Images)

The New Year came and went and the pressure of fulfilling those resolutions is starting to get to the best of us. It’s time to relax a little. Dallas/Fort Worth has spas that satisfy the everyday massage and sauna to exotic treatments and facilities enjoyed around the world. Here are the top five picks in the metroplex for the ultimate in spa relaxation.

King Spa
2154 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 420-9070
www.kingspa.comKing Spa is infamous in DFW for many reasons, but if for nothing else, it should be appreciated for having so many relaxation options that individuals and families could easily spend an entire day in bliss. Normal admission is $30, however happy hour specials at determined times offer $24 admission. With admission, you can access bathing rooms, saunas, salt rooms and sweat rooms. For those who want a specific treatment, targeted massages are available by appointment. For those planning to make a day of it, the restaurant inside King Spa is motivation enough. With authentic Korean choices, this is a perfect way to break up sauna sessions or extend the visit into the evening.

Russian Banya 
2515 E. Rosemeade Parkway, Suite 401
Carrollton, TX 75007
(214) 483-5050
www.russianbanyaofdallas.comRussian Banya of Dallas has already received attention from several TV shows for its uniqueness, including Andrew Zimmerman of “Bizarre Foods America.” This spot is a multi-treatment utopia. For a $25 admission fee, visitors will have access to all three sauna rooms: the Russian Banya, the Finnish Bathhouse and the Turkish Hammam Sauna/Steam Room. Massages and Venik treatments are also available as extras. This spa also has an enticing restaurant featuring Russian, Ukrainian and Uzbek delicacies.

Spa Castle
1020 Raiford Road
Carrollton, TX 75007
(972) 446-6800 Castle Urban Resort is precisely that, an enormous venue for reveling in health and soothing services. From the aquabar and Japanese Hinoki pools, to Sauna Valley lined with rooms adorned in gold, charcoal or Himalayan salt, the options here are endless. This heavenly place has both private spa rooms, known as Avenue S, private spa suites for massage and reflexology, as well as Lavender, the area specializing in beauty and aesthetics. Plan to spend a day here because choosing just one of these options will be impossible.

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Mokara Spa
Omni Fort Worth
1300 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 535-6664 is most recognized for its Cowboy and Cowgirl couples massage, but Mokara also has quiver-worthy hot oil treatments for the scalp and a hand and foot quench that is unmatched for soothing skin on the hands and feet. Visitors to Mokara will leave this Fort Worth spa glowing and raving, craving their next visit.

Hiatus Spa
5560 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 250
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 352-4111 all great spas, Hiatus Spa has plentiful options in massage, reflexology and even acupuncture. One of the most unique features of Hiatus Spa is that is boasts many green initiatives that promote sustainability, including 100 percent wind power and a “no bottled water” policy. The spa’s products are organic and healthy to boot. For these reasons and the fact that Hiatus Spa simply makes you feel good, a visit to Haitus Spa will take the “guilt” out of the guilty pleasure.

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